Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 14 years
Badge # 3318
Offender: Sentenced to 9 years
Officer Arthur Dunn was shot and killed by a prisoner he had just arrested for drunk driving and was transporting to jail. The man had managed to conceal a small caliber handgun and shot Officer Dunn from behind. Officer Dunn's cruiser went over an embankment and was located after he failed to show up at the jail. The suspect was found nearby and apprehended.
The suspect was found guilty of second degree murder and sentenced to nine years in prison April 26th, 1978.
Officer Dunn had served with the California Highway Patrol for 14 years.